Generators,opinions required

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  1. Heyupluv

    Heyupluv Read Only Funster

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    Do any of you funsters possess any of these four generators and what are you views

    Quality,..... Sound,....... Hours per ltr at half load,..........

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Clarke-IG1000...werTools_SM&hash=item3368ec5c00#ht_2152wt_750

    this is a look alike Clarkes
    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Super-Silent-...trial_Tools_Generators_ET&hash=item4154a79a53

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/KM1000i-Petro...trial_Tools_Generators_ET&hash=item3a5f858a07

    this one seems to have a high noise level
    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/New-NEO-1000-...trial_Tools_Generators_ET&hash=item27b30cbddf

    Are they very good

    good

    medium

    just average

    or not worth buying


    (not the info off the packet as many have different readings!)



    I am just wanting a smaller, lighter, less ltr on 1/4 load and quite.......
    I have the 2kw Kipor and that is fine.....no trouble at all,I need one half the weight just to run a few hours to top up the batteries if required..

    Or any other generator you have that you are pleased with ,1kw pure sine wave inverter....in the same price range

    Mel:thumb::Wink:
     
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    Our thought and observations

    Dont know if this will help - don't know any of those but over a number of generators over the years these are our observations

    generally it seems to be the cheaper they are the noiser they are

    generally the cheaper they are the more questionable the rated output

    generally the cheaper they are the sooner you need to repair/ replace

    generally the cheaper they are the heavier / bigger they are for the output

    We decided last year to ugrade our 1kw Hyundi ( 2 year warranty) for a 2 kw Honda (5 year warranty) - lot of expense and basically was swapping one good make for another but even then Hyundi is cheaper than Honda ( isn't everything) - The Honda is quieter anyway - our normal charging need is for between .3 and .4 kw on the Honda is tickover on the Hyundii was nearly half revs - so in use Hyundii is always a lot noisier. In use therefore the Honda uses about 20% less fuel than the Hyundii - the extra power of the Honda allows us to use the Microwave if we want to or the Aircon therefore allowing more options - the final 'finding' the 2 kw Honda is not a lot heavier than the Hyundi and is exactly the same size as the Honda where as the 2kw Hyundii would not have fitted in out locker.

    At the end of the day you have to look at a number of things if you are going to use it only once or twice a year for an hour or two then unless you want to spend money cheap is possibly best, BUT you do need to think of spare parts availability. A 12 month warranty with an untraceable firm or with a firm in Scotland and you are in Cornwall having to send it back by carrier :Eeek: will negate the saving . We have used our Honda for approx 45 days this year so worth the extra money and possibly reliabliity. Any failure / service/ parts can be satified by the nearest Honda agent usually in the nearest large town.

    IMHO having had a good selection of gennies with our usage we will be better off over a 10 year period or possibly sooner.

    Always worth bearing in mind the old story 'Good no cheap -- Cheap no good'
     
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    I think he already knew that Landy, he just wanted a post to show 'er indoors before buying the one he secretly covets .. :Wink:


    to quote JJ ....... [STRIKE] Kipor[/STRIKE] ...oops Honda rools :thumb:
     
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    Seen Kipor running well after 5 years mine was till it was nicked.

    Just bought another Kipor.

    Far cheaper to replace as well.
     
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    THATS WHY THEY SELL CHANIES AND PAD LOCKS DOSE HELP YOU KEEP THEM LONGER JHON:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    tried to work out how long we have had our little honda, we had it when we was tuggers and i aint owned a caravan for over 20 years ,so i would say about 25 years plus.:thumb:
    iv used it a lot just for rechargeing batteries:thumb:
     
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    They cut through my chain Martin:thumb:
     
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    Well it show how good it is then:coolthumb:

    probably not high on the scumbag most wanted genny's list though at over 25 yo:Rofl1::Rofl1:

    heres to another 25 year happy charging Chris:thumb:
     
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    looking at those the second one is the same as the clark one just more expensive.
    the third one looks like it came out of the kipor factory
    i think the sdmo are hyundai.

    i have seen funsters with the clark ones w18bla has one of the clark ones.
    the sdmo ones seem popular also there should be some on later that own these with answers

    they all may not be as quiet and as good as a honda but some of the built in generators on some RV's make an open frame kipor sound silent:thumb:
     
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    Just had to replace our Kipor 1000 (the original decided it was time to fill its sump with fuel) and ended up with another Kipor 1000. Since then, I've noticed they're brought out a 700/750 (not sure which) model which is a little smaller, a little lighter and a little quieter than the 1000 yet would still be fine for charging batteries and running the TV which is basically all we need.

    Might do the trick if weight is more important than total output.
     
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    If its just to charge the batteries, invest in a solar panal, no lugging about, although having said that we use a kipor, and as Jim said kipor rools:Rofl1:
     
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    Yupp Jims a nuisance keep wanting to plug into your Kipor:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:

    He might be the Ringleader but you gotta be tough to be kind:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:

    Even if he tries to bribe you with badges or bottle openers don't give in:Wink::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    I have the smdo 1000Kw one. I bought it second hand from a chap in Wilmslow and its a cracker of a gennie. I have to change the oil in it every 25 hours of use though- but thats no problem. I just pour it out and put new in.Simples. supposed to be quiet but its not really- though on wildcamps I have done in deepesnt darkest wales or Scotland its been fab to have full lekky on tap. You can even use a 350 watt microwave with it but it does then sound a bit louder. Mine starts first time every time and its a cracker. was worth the 200 quid I paid for it.

    One recomendation I would say is not to touch the cheapo ones like they sometimes sell in Aldi...the are cheap for a reason...cos they are crap. Bought one, lasted six months and conked and got my money back and when it worked it sounded like a bloody banshee and was poor as heck.

    good luck with the one you choose.

    Bessy regs


    Kenny
     
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    I have solar panels and two 110 batteries ...but thanks for the reply:thumb:
     
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    Maybe he was a Honda man that took your Kipor he wanted a better generator, but could not bring himself to buy the best..so cut your chain.. John and stole your KIPOR :thumb::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    Mel you've cracked the case:thumb::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    I agreeeeeeeee John, I getting so fed up now hearing how good the Kipor is Kipor Kipor Kipor Kipor Kipor Kipor Kipor Kipor:Doh:..............................................................Kipor Kipor Kipor it was a Kipor:Doh:... ?...Kipor Kipor Kipor.....I don't know why, we all know the Kipor's are,
    very good...:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
    I have a KIPOR AND VERY HAPPY WITH IT...2kva

    That's was not the question I asked ?:Doh::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    I think without doubt you need a












































    kipor




























    1kw:Wink:





    :Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:


    See here http://www.kiteboard-europe-byvan.c...enerator-a-cheap-alternative-to-the-honda-10i
     
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    JOHN...We now have to look for a Honda man:Wink::Wink:...with a Honda 1kva out front SWITCHED OFF BECAUSE OF THE NOISE..:BigGrin: ear to ear..with a KIPOR running underneath his Motorhome....running quietly:Smile:...he will not want the embarrassment of it on show:Wink::Rofl1::Rofl1: and a set of bolt cutters in the boot
    You will know a Honda man when you see one John.........:Cool::Wink:..:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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